Despite the fact it rained on Halloween, our outreach at the Scare on Square in Cedar Hill, Texas was still a huge turn out. When we first heard about the opportunity to participate in this community event we knew we wanted to get involved. For us, one of the best ways to reach people is to collaborate locally. What’s great is that we didn’t even have to spend a dime to market this citywide event. Instead all we had to do was sign up to run a booth, bring candy and lots of gospel tracts.
Interestingly, out of 50+ local businesses, Defining Moments was one of only two ministries in attendance. The other was a church. It was estimated that about 5,000 people came out to trick or treat that night.
To summarize, if the average family is made up of 4 people that would be about 1,250 families represented at the event. Since we were able to pass out at least 1,000 gospel tracts, that meant we reached approximately 80% of the families that night!
From the start of the event the line at our booth never slowed down. We had people coming to our booth for two hours straight. Sometimes people would return and ask for extra millions dollar bills or the giant hundred dollar bills for their other family members. That was pretty encouraging and a joy to see so many smiles on peoples’ faces.
Halloween can be a dark and an evil night, but we shined God’s love and truth in the darkness. Thank you to those who prayed and especially our 12 sponsors who gave towards this specific outreach. Because of you we were able to reach hundreds of people for Jesus! Thank you for being our partner in the Great Commission!
Help us reach 3,000 people with the Gospel! This Halloween, our ministry has the amazing opportunity to reach 3,000+ people with the gospel during a local event called Scare on the Square in Cedar Hill, Texas. We will be passing out candy and the most creative gospel tracts around to trick or treaters young and old.
Every year when we participate in Halloween outreaches we get such a great response from visitors. Many times kids and parents ask for extra tracts to give to their family members.
Why are these tracts so popular?! We believe it’s because they are eye-catching, fun, quality-made and have a great message.
Scare on the Square & the Cost Breakdown
Last year Dustin passed out over 1,500 gospel tracts at this event. In our entire ministry existence we have NEVER run out of tracts until that night!
The year before we passed out over 400 at another fall festival event we participated in DeSoto, Texas.
This year Scare on the Square is expecting at least 3,000 people to attend. It’s very exciting for us to have this opportunity, but we need your help.
Here’s the cost breakdown for this ministry outreach:
1,500 pieces of candy for $100
3,500 creative gospel tracts for $200
If only 12 people give $25 we can reach 3,000 people with the gospel.
Would you prayerfully consider being 1 of the 12 people to give $25 towards this outreach?
Your contribution will help us plant a seed in the life of a child, teenager or parent this October.
Have you ever wanted to write a book? Do you have a dream to record a CD? Are you interested in developing your gifts as a minister?
Defining Moments is now accepting a select group of individuals to join our ministry’s new and exciting Creative Artist Internship program. Participants will use their skills to assist the ministry and provide support at special events and outreaches.
Quick facts about the Creative Artist Internship program:
- Accomplish your #1 goal in 100 days.
- Learn essential keys to growing your ministry support.
- Gain insight to marketing your ministry online.
- 1 semester commitment.
- 2-4 hours a week.
- Audio Engineers
- Website Developers
- Graphic Designers
- Video Editors
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To apply contact Dustin Dauenhauer at Dustin@DefiningMomentsTv.com
In this episode we continue our interview with Josh and Jen Armstrong. They share about how you can overcome discouragement, what real missions is all about, and some other great tips that will inspire you to pursue your calling.
Photo credit thanks to www.CreationSwap.com
[Tweet “Don’t get discouraged during the preparation time.” ~ Jen Armstrong]
Links mentioned in this episode:
Mike Kim’s Marketing For Missionaries Course
Pastor Adam McCain’s Podcast- Church On The Hill
Josh & Jen Armstrong’s great website & podcast- Project Faith Journey
In case you missed part one of our interview with Josh and Jen Armstrong you can listen here – From Missions To Marriage part 1
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Welcome Our New Ministry Staff Writer
Author Timothy A. Taylor is joining Defining Moments as our new staff writer.
Tim is an artist and novelist, his work has appeared in multiple outlets, from galleries to online publications. He is also a long-time collaborator with our ministry. In addition to serving with Defining Moments he’ll be working on his next most anticipated novel, The Seer, sequel to his debut, The Singer.
We have a vision at Defining Moments to expand our reach into publishing, with books and other printed resources. This is an opportunity to do just that, and Tim will be helping us to take that step.
Please keep us, and Tim, in prayer as we make this transition, and stay tuned for more information on ways you can get involved as we make this exciting addition to our team!